The San Luis Obispo Grocery Outlet, a locally owned and operated grocery store part of a national chain, is excited to announce the launch of a school partnership program to benefit the San Luis Obispo School District, in which each school receives 5 percent of the purchases made on their behalf.

The San Luis Obispo Grocery Outlet co-owners, Ryan and Shannon Parrish, are launching this program to give back to the local families and schools in the San Luis Obispo community.

Thus far, Grocery Outlet has two schools with confirmed participation and is hoping to have many more participate in the coming weeks.

Parents must sign up through their PTA, who receives scan cards for all staff and students’ families that are specific to their school. When a purchase is made, the store will scan the card and capture the dollars spent (excluding alcohol).

At the end of each month, the total purchases for each school are calculated and then each school receives 5 percent of the purchases made on their behalf. There will be no blackout dates or restrictions on purchases, aside from alcohol.

The program launched on April 14 and will conclude on Aug. 31. The program is available for all schools to participate in through their PTA.

Grocery Outlet is located at 1314 Madonna Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

Based in Emeryville, California, Grocery Outlet offers extreme bargains on brand name merchandise, with prices often up to 70% less than conventional retailers. The largest “extreme-value” grocer in the U.S., Grocery Outlet has 219 locations in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington. Grocery Outlet carries refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, fresh meat, organics, dry groceries, beer and wine, health and beauty care, over-the-counter drugs, household products, toys and gifts. A third-generation family-led company founded in 1946, Grocery Outlet’s mission has always been to provide customers a fun place to find extreme values on name brands they trust. All but three Grocery Outlet stores are independently owned and operated by locally based families. For more information, please visit www.GroceryOutlet.com.